Amanda York was looking for job security after graduating.
She’s one of a few dozen apprentices with the Sheet Metal 67 Union in east Austin.
“Here we’re practicing our three pass weld,” said York.
Amanda wants to be a welder.
And she’s getting the opportunity to learn her trade for free.
“Well you can think of the apprenticeship as a scholarship,” said Michael Kramm, Training Coordinator Sheet Metal 67.
How it works is anyone who is a high school graduate and 18 years old – can learn the sheet metal industry for free and get paid while working as an apprentice. Click here for more
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